Marine Current Turbines, a Siemens business, is featured in a new UKTI film that highlights the country’s industrial innovation. The film, titled “Imagine – Great Ideas Made Real” is part of a wider UK Government initiative to showcase British innovation worldwide. MCT, with SeaGen - the world’s first commercial-scale tidal current system, is one of 100 companies that are featured in the film which will be shown across the UKTI’s international network of offices. Other companies featured in the UKTI film include Aston Martin, QinetiQ and Rolls-Royce.
A model of MCT's SeaGen tidal technology is one of a number of exhibits on display at the BIS Marine Industry showcase, which is taking place in London between 16th - 27th April. The Marine Industry Showcase is opportunity to highlight the industry sector's contribution to the UK economy and the Government's wish to see the sector develop. On the opening day of the Showcase, MCT, which is a Siemens business, welcomed Mark Prisk, the UK Minister for Business & Enterprise.
Siemens has acquired the majority stake in Marine Current Turbines Ltd., the UK company based in Bristol, which develops and builds tidal power systems.
As well as being a renewable energy success, SeaGen, the world’s first commercial tidal current energy turbine is also an environmental success. The tidal turbine, designed and deployed by Marine Current Turbines Ltd (MCT) and located in Northern Ireland’s Strangford Lough has had no major impact on the Lough’s marine life. This is the main conclusion of a report prepared by the environmental consultancy Royal Haskoning, in collaboration with an independent Science Group, comprising representatives of the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Queen’s University Belfast, the Sea Mammal Res